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Katheryn O'Keefe Cole

AGE: 80 • McLean,VA

Katheryn O'Keefe Cole, 80, of McLean, Virginia, formerly of Manahawkin, NJ; Freehold, NJ; and River Edge, NJ, passed away on December 5, 2016.

Beloved wife of husband John M. Cole for 51 years, mother of Thomas, Brian, Christopher and Stephen.

Katheryn was born in Jersey City, NJ on April 26, 1936, and married to John Cole on October 30, 1965 at St. Peter the Apostle Church in River Edge, NJ.

After raising her four boys in Freehold, NJ, she returned to work and had a career with Monmouth County Social Services, ultimately retiring with her husband to Manahawkin, NJ.

She had a passion for her family and faith, and a special place in her heart for her grandchildren.

Her husband John said "You made me a better man. You raised four wonderful boys. You were an angel."

She is survived by her husband, John; her son Thomas and his wife Marjorie; her son Brian and his wife Jasmin; her son Christopher and his wife Tracy; and her son Stephen and his wife Cristine. She is also survived by 11 grandchildren: Suzanne, Gabrielle, Owen, Madeleine, Amelia, Ryan, Abigail, Sean, Kaitlyn, Jack and Luke. She is also survived by her brother Walter O'Keefe.

She was predeceased by an infant son, John Michael, her sister Helen Tracy, and her brother Arthur O'Keefe.

Funeral arrangements are with Murphy Funeral Home in Falls Church, VA, with viewings on Friday, December 9th and Saturday, December 10th. A Funeral Mass will follow at St. James Catholic Church in Falls Church, VA on Saturday, December 10th at 10 AM.
Published in Asbury Park Press on Dec. 8, 2016
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